Inspired once again by the marvellous Pinterest, I have made these three cards. I couldn’t find my sheet music papers anywhere (argh!) so l used my music stamp. Aged it up with Tim Holtz Distress ‘Vintage Paper’ inks and added the silhouettes. On the card without music, I used the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to age the paper. It worked quite well.
Now I have to decide which of our friends would like these style of cards!
These two cards were made by heat embossing the word Hello in silver, and the flowers in white, before ink smooshing the background water colour paper. A simple backing layer finishes them off.
For the longest time now I have been making my own backgrounds, which means all my papers mostly just sit in my drawer! Here’s another using water colour paper and distress inks. I inked an acrylic surface (I used a plastic die case cover) and sprayed with water. Then, to coin a popular phrase, ‘smooched’ the acrylic over the watercolour paper. Picking it up and replacing in different areas. I dried each layer using a heat gun, and then I finished it by wet stamping some water spots stamps on one of the cards. I just inked up the stamp and sprayed a little water onto the stamp. I made two cards this way. Hope you like them.
I had this lovely starry sky paper which goes well with my oxide inked waves, and little sea creatures. I added acetate to the front porthole shape.
Another nautical themed card, here using a ship die and wave dies.
This lovely paper is perfect for my background sunset sky.
Gems added for stars
I saw this ‘bubble effect’ on a card on Pinterest and thought to use it as a background for a mermaid card. The mermaid here is stamped, and cut out. I used a stamping tool, a bit like a Misti tool if you’ve heard of one. Its shaped like a large CD cover and you can place/stick your stamp onto it and keep re-stamping until the image is correct, if needed. After many years of messy stamping, this tool is my favourite now! Here I used three different colours for the mermaid tail. This tool is great for that. The waves are coloured with Distress oxide inks. I used a stencil for the bubbles background, dipped into wet Oxide inks. All unbranded stamps and dies.
I love these Beautiful You stamps, and here Ive matched them with a train stamp in two different ways. Im favouring the black and white one, I think!
Here is a card I made using the lovely map papers l’ve had for a while now.
This lovely ship stamp goes quite well, I believe, too.
All materials from stash
- We have new neighbours! Sadly our long time neighbours who have been here for 30 years or more, have had to go into a residential home for extra care. So now we have another couple who seem very nice. I made two New Home cards and cant decide which one to give them.
Here they are, both made using die cuts.
Using my new, unbranded stamps l made these cards, with wavy dies used for clouds. This stamp set has some great sayings with it. I coloured the girls myself (not my forte!!)